washing pears

Some people talk about their homes having “soul.” That makes me curious. Is “soul” something that is either there or not there? Is it transient? Does it come and go? Or is soul the eternal constant, the underlying structure – the heartbeat?

This is just my personal belief: I think that soul is the quality or essence of a thing or a person or a place. It’s always there. We just may not notice it. Here are some ways that I open my senses to soul. This is a list in progress – kind of like my life.

  • By slowing down.
  • By being present.
  • By loving.
  • By meditating.
  • By allowing.
  • By watching.
  • By listening.
  • By receiving.


Does your home have soul? How do you feed soulfulness in your life?